Fast fashion is the fuel for the fire

Fast fashion is the fuel for the fire

Harmless hypertrend hopping? Ellie Hammonds dives into how social media is contributing to overconsumption and short-lived fashion trends.  You open up Instagram and are met by a foghorn of posts: mini dresses, boho-chic, maxi skirts, biker shorts, white tees, UGG...

Why beautiful buildings could help prevent climate breakdown

Why beautiful buildings could help prevent climate breakdown

Building urban landscapes that are designed to last could be key to reducing the environmental damage caused by construction. The built environment is responsible for 37% of global carbon emissions. 16% of this figure is embodied carbon, consisting of the CO2 emitted...

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Can skiing survive the climate crisis?

Warmer winters, shrinking snow seasons and the retreat of ancient glaciers are no longer distant threats to the ski industry. For decades, winter enthusiasts have flocked to the mountains, strapping on skis or a snowboard to carve through the snowy landscapes. While...

20-minute cities that are getting it right

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Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

Getting ready for the EU’s new deforestation law

What you need to know about the coming regulation. Deforestation. The word alone conjures images of the destruction of animal and human habitats and the loss of biodiversity. The impact of deforestation is sobering, but the EU has a plan to reduce its impact on the...

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Pond Power: Algae’s role in ending fossil fuels

Can This Alga Finally Deliver on Biofuel's Promise? The goal of becoming independent of fossil fuel raw materials – defossilisation - is one of the biggest challenges scientists face today. We currently rely on fossil fuel feedstock to provide the raw materials for a...

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Traditional lawn vs wildlife meadow: an urban evaluation

Lawns feel unnatural and provide little feeling of being in nature – could urban meadows be the answer? Urban areas have been noted as a contributing factor to both the climate and biodiversity crises.  Wildflower meadows can be grown to mitigate both of these...

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